New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 138 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Fish tank buildup : ALGAE
6. Go off : POP
9. It flows through Turin : THEPO
14. Othello, for one : BOARDGAME
16. Leggy wader : HERON
17. Help for a pioneer : LANDGRANT
18. French first lady ___ Bruni-Sarkozy : CARLA
19. H.S. course : ENG
20. More unearthly : EERIER
22. Real looker : DOLL
23. Alan Paton's "___, the Beloved Country" : CRY
24. Thin nail : BRAD
26. Milne hopper : ROO
27. Symbols of goodness : HALOS
30. Experiment subject : GUINEAPIG
32. Fall site : EDEN
33. Flier to Stockholm : SAS
34. "Dumb and Dumber" actress : GARR
35. Offering from the front desk : ROOMKEY
37. Classic Steinbeck story, with "The" : REDPONY
40. First-time driver, often : TEEN
41. United : WED
42. Geraint's love, in Arthurian legend : ENID
43. Unable to hear : STONEDEAF
46. Answers in court : PLEAS
47. Frog predator : EEL
48. Influence : PULL
49. ___ Palmas, capital of the Canary Islands : LAS
50. Boundless : VAST
52. Paris's ___ Garnier : PALAIS
54. Four-time platinum album of 2001 : JLO
57. Foundation abbr. : ESTAB
59. T-shaped pullover : POLOSHIRT
61. Do a lube job on : REOIL
62. Animated TV character with buck teeth : SPONGEBOB
63. How an April fool may be done : SLYLY
64. Guinness suffix : EST
65. Important signs : OMENS
1. Proficient : ABLE
2. ___ shark : LOAN
3. What a tattoo may identify : GANG
4. Dull finish? : ARD
5. Lawn cutters : EDGERS
6. Subject of the documentary "Smart Television" : PAAR
7. Volume of reprints : OMNIBUS
8. Half brother of Ivan V : PETERI
9. Active ingredient in marijuana: Abbr. : THC
10. Apt attachment to the starts of 14-, 17-, 35- and 43-Across : HEAD
11. Likely to slip : ERRORPRONE
12. Hoi ___ : POLLOI
13. How a bump may appear : ONALOG
15. Dull, as London skies : GREY
21. Varied : RANGED
23. Swindlers : CONMEN
25. No more : DEAD
27. The Beatles' "And I Love ___" : HER
28. Stir : ADO
29. "The Cossacks" novelist : LEOTOLSTOY
30. Like apparel donned in a Christmas carol : GAY
31. Partner of jeweler Van Cleef : ARPELS
33. Parody : SENDUP
36. Not give up : KEEP
37. Foul caller : REF
38. Actress Vardalos : NIA
39. Gridiron stat: Abbr. : YDS
41. Heavy blows : WALLOPS
43. Cuts off : SEVERS
44. Prickly plant : TEASEL
45. Slide away : ELAPSE
46. Round a corner in Monopoly : PASSGO
49. Brave one : LION
51. Apt attachment to the ends of 30-, 37-, 59- and 62-Across : TAIL
53. Oceans : ALOT
54. Be in accord : JIBE
55. ___ Hubbard : LRON
56. Gambling venues, briefly : OTBS
58. Crusading journalist Nellie : BLY
60. Do some tailoring : HEM

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